The polar ice caps have melted and new orleans is underwater. Science fiction novel the water knife, paolo bacigalupi. In this exhilarating companion to printz award winner and national book award finalist ship breaker, paolo bacigalupi brilliantly captures a dark future america that has. Set in a postglobalwarmingapocalypse bangkok, paolo bacigalupis novel about biotech intrigue won. Printz awards, and was nominated for the national book. Following a number of awardwinning novels for younger readers, the water knife marks his return to adult fiction. Paolo bacigalupi on writing a lifechanging book, and what. His debut adult novel, the windup girl, was named by time magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009 and won the hugo, nebula, locus, compton crook, and john w. Paolo tadini bacigalupi is an american science fiction and fantasy writer. That it happened to paolo bacigalupi s the windup girl, a grim, dystopic environmental scifi novel, surprised no one more than its author, who assumed hed written a book no one would like. So for his next trick, bacigalupi started writing books for kids. Paolo bacigalupi author of the windup girl goodreads.
Paolo bacigalupi is the new york times bestselling author of the highly acclaimed the drowned cities and ship breaker, a michael l. For thrilling science fiction novels, you cant do much better than turn to the work of paolo bacigalupi. He is also the winner of the theodore sturgeon memorial award for best science fiction short story and two locus awards for best collection and best novelette. Paolo bacigalupi center for science and the imagination. He established himself as a worth readable writer with his very first novel named as the windup girl that attained high recognitions both the hugo and nebula awards this year. In the windup girl, awardwinning author paolo bacigalupi returns to the world of the calorie man theodore sturgeon memorial awardwinner, hugo award nominee, 2006 and yellow card man hugo award nominee, 2007 in order to address these poignant questions. For starters, this book is not about a magical knife made of water which is, yes, sadly, what i thought this book was about upon first glance. Paolo tadini bacigalupi born august 6, 1972 in paonia, colorado is an american science fiction and fantasy writer. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to. Human civilization is in decline for ecological reasons.
Paolo bacigalupi s debut young adult novel, ship breaker, was a michael l. The characters are multi dimensional and drive the plot. Paolo bacigalupi the drowned cities this is paolo s latest dystopian adventure novel, i have all of his books so far, this one is a prequel to shipbreaker. Printz awards, and was nominated for the national book award. It is collected in pump six and other stories, a locus award winner for best collection and also a best book of the year by publishers weekly. Six years, hundreds of thousands of copies sold, and a hugo and nebula award later, hes been proven wrong. Paolo bacigalupi books list of books by author paolo. I am paolo bacigalupi, author of hugo awardwinning the. See all books authored by paolo bacigalupi, including the windup girl, and wastelands. Paolo bacigalupi is an american author of science fiction and fantasy novels, writing for young adults and adults. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed. He has won the hugo, nebula, compton crook, theodore sturgeon, and michael l. I wont say this is the best dystopian book ive read but its definitely up there as the freakiest in terms of a plausible or even inevitable future should global warming cripple the earth, the ice caps melt and all of our natural resources disappear. A national book award finalist, and winner of the hugo, nebula, theodore sturgeon memorial award, john w.
The author of pump six and other stories and the windup girl, he is both a nebula and hugo award nominee, and the winner of the theodore sturgeon memorial award for best science fiction short story and two locus awards for best collection and best novelette. Paolo bacigalupi is an awardwinning author of novels for adults and young people. The drowned cities, paolo bacigalupi, may 1, 2012, juvenile fiction, 336 pages. Knopf has acquired a new novel by paolo bacigalupi, the science fiction writer whose 2009 book the windup girl sold 200,000 copies and.
Printz awards, and has been nominated for the national book award. The novel is set in the xxiii century in thailand, mostly in bangkok. Knopf has acquired a new novel by paolo bacigalupi, the science fiction writer whose 2009 book the windup girl sold 200,000 copies and was considered one of the top novels of the year. Below is a list of paolo bacigalupi s books in order of when they were originally released. Paolo bacigalupi s the windup girl was one of the most celebrated sf debuts of all time, winning both the hugo and nebula awards. Paolo bacigalupi, signed abebooks passion for books. Dark waters, gabriella hewitt, sep 25, 2007, fiction, 300 pages. Paolo bacigalupi s writing has appeared in wired magazine, high country news, onearth magazine, the magazine of fantasy and science fiction, and asimovs science fiction magazine. That one is actually written, i just finished page proofs on it, and it will be published next fall. Paolo bacigalupis next novel will focus on the future of.
Paolo bacigalupi, author of the water knife its chinatown meets mad max in writer paolo bacigalupi s new desert dystopia, filled with. He is a new york times bestseller and national book award finalist, and lives in colorado with his wife and son. Paolo bacigalupi made his debut as a published novelist in 2009 with the novel the windup girl. Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations. With his new novel, paolo bacigalupi imagines an arid future. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience. The thrilling science fiction novels of paolo bacigalupi. The next book after that, i hope, will by my adult novel the water knife, but im still embroiled in. On the gulf coast nearby, humanity has reverted to survival mode and a small economy has grown from the scavenging of washed up oil tankers for bits of copper and other valuables. Paolo bacigalupi is a rising star in the science fiction community. Paolo bacigalupi s most popular book is the windup girl.
Paolo bacigalupis next novel will focus on the future of water in novels like windup girl and shipbreaker, paolo bacigalupi popularized the idea of hard science fiction that deals with the. Books by paolo bacigalupi author of the windup girl. Born in august 6, 1973, paolo bacigalupi is known as one of the most sensational sf writers who have released a number of interesting books. Ship breaker by paolo bacigalupi and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Printz award and placed him firmly on the radar of the ya world just a year after his debut adult novel.
Book trailer created by gayle lawrence, who is a librarian in sand springs, ok summary. He is a hugo and nebula award winner, and a national book award finalist. The drowned cities is a story about child soldiers, the seduction of violence, and survival and its the most brutal, unrelenting story ive read or listened to in a while time. Campbell, compton crook, theodore sturgeon, and michael l. The drowned cities ship breaker book 2 may 1, 2012. Knopf acquires new paolo bacigalupi novel the new york times. On the eve of the release of his longawaited second adult novel, the water knife, night shade books is reissuing the windup girl in a new. Paolo bacigalupi s writing has appeared in high country news, the magazine of fantasy and science fiction, and asimovs science fiction magazine. Paolo bacigalupi has 101 books on goodreads with 440958 ratings. Paolo bacigalupi is a rising star in the science fiction community having just won the nebula award for the windup girl. I am paolo bacigalupi, author of hugo awardwinning the windup girl, and national book award finalist ship breaker.
In a futuristic world, teenaged nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but. He established himself as a worth readable writer with his very first novel named as the windup girl that attained high recognitions both the. Paolo bacigalupi scrambled aside, falling on his back in his desperation to dodge, and this pleased lalji briefly. Wow what a world paolo bacigalupi has created here with ship breaker. Ship breaker by paolo bacigalupi overview this thrilling bestseller and national book award finalist is a gritty, highstakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future america devastated by the forces of climate change. The harsh realities of this life, from his abusive father, to his hand to mouth. Fiction social aspects thailandbangkok bioterrorism.
Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of paolo s work. He is also the author of the edgar awards nominee the doubt factory. Paolo bacigalupi s debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Paolo bacigalupi his short fiction been nominated for three nebula awards, four hugo awards, and won the theodore sturgeon memorial award for best science fiction short story of the year.
It is collected in pump six and other stories, a locus award winner for best collection and also a best book. As a result of global warming, ocean levels consumed by a large portion of earths land, hydrocarbon fuel sources are depleted, are replaced by mechanical sources of energy storage in the form of clockwork springs, various modifikatsiy. Books by paolo bacigalupi authors like paolo bacigalupi. Six years, hundreds of thousands of copies sold, and a hugo. Paolo resides in western colorado with his wife and son, where he is working his next novel. Discover book depositorys huge selection of paolo bacigalupi books online.
Set initially in a future shanty town in americas gulf coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being dissembled for parts by a rag tag group of workers, we meet nailer, a teenage boy working the light crew, searching for copper wiring to make quota and live another day. His short fiction been anthologized in various years best collections of short science fiction and fantasy, nominated for three nebula awards, four hugo awards, and won the theodore sturgeon. Printz award winner and a national book award finalist. Like bacigalupi s other books, its drenched with social commentary that manages not to get in the way of the story or come off as preachy. Ship breaker is a 2010 young adult novel by paolo bacigalupi set in a postapocalyptic future. Printz award winner, a national book award finalist, and a locus award winner. Paolo bacigalupithe windup girl read and download epub. They werent less serious than windup girl, but they definitely left at least some fansok, mewishing bacigalupi would. Paolo bacigalupi is the author of the windup girl, as well as the ya novels ship breaker and the drowned cities. Paolo bacigalupi s first novel for young adults, ship breaker, won the 2011 michael l. Author paolo bacigalupis complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability.373 873 305 1413 1056 1383 1367 1141 1120 1226 872 257 92 31 501 138 209 527 1372 103 1055 121 1542 1408 1491 135 1140 131 234 838 922 277 1491 1249 1032 217 847 1179 49 138